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Public tours of Vicks former property attracting the curious

SURRY, Va. - Sherry Walker descended the polished hardwood stairs and joined husband Ben in what used to be Michael Vick's den.

"The bathroom - oh my God! - has a fireplace. It's beautiful," the Goochland County woman said, describing what she had seen upstairs during her tour of the 4,600-square-foot white brick house that was headquarters for Vick's dogfighting operation.

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bush could be sidelined for Monday night game in Atlanta

The Associated Press

December 19, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie learning on the job

FLOWERY BRANCH - Covering receivers last year in the Southeastern Conference wasn't too hard for Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Chris Houston.

December 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Redman to start for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons knew it would be tough to find a replacement for Michael Vick.

December 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blanda, Stenerud still inspire Anderson

FLOWERY BRANCH - For all of his accomplishments, Morten Anderson will always think fondly of a car ride he took with George Blanda and Jan Stenerud.

Andersen, the 47-year-old Atlanta kicker who last year became the NFL's career-leading scorer, had been invited to play in a golf tournament Stenerud hosted a few years ago in Bozeman, Mont.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Petrino: No plans to fly the coop

FLOWERY BRANCH - Despite openings at several major college programs, Bobby Petrino intends to return in 2008 for his second year as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick to face more charges

SUSSEX, Va. - Michael Vick's lead attorney left open the possibility of a plea agreement after the suspended NFL star was scheduled for an April 2 jury trial on state dogfighting charges.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge in August and voluntarily reported to jail last week, even though he will not be formally sentenced until Dec. 10.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bad week comes to an ugly end

ATLANTA - The week started with a 24-point loss at the Georgia Dome. Then Michael Vick turned himself in to begin serving an expected prison sentence. Finally, there was another loss at home, this one an 18-point blowout.

November 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons can't keep pace with Indy

ATLANTA - Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts looked more like themselves Thursday night.

November 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Harrington returns to Falcons starting role

FLOWERY BRANCH - Once again, the Atlanta Falcons have named Joey Harrington as their starting quarterback.

November 25, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Colts looking to beat up bruised Falcons

ATLANTA - The Indianapolis Colts don't sound too concerned about their lackluster performances the past two weeks. Maybe they took a look at who's coming up on the schedule.

Peyton Manning and Co. will face the beaten-down, banged-up Atlanta Falcons tonight, which looks like just the sort of opponent to get the defending Super Bowl champions back on track for the stretch run.

November 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick begins prison term

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick got a head start on a possible long prison stretch Monday, surrendering three weeks before he was to be sentenced for his involvement in a bloody dogfighting ring.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Petrino left with another QB decision

ATLANTA - Joey Harrington was sixth in the NFC in completion percentage and had led the Atlanta Falcons to two straight wins when he was benched by coach Bobby Petrino for the start of Sunday's 31-7 loss to Tampa Bay.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Leftwich starts, Falcons struggle in 31-7 loss to Tampa Bay

ATLANTA - Tampa Bay seized control of the weak NFC South with one of its trademark defensive showings.

As for the Atlanta Falcons, it's back to the drawing board at quarterback in the post-Michael Vick era.

November 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Fans chant for former starter in midst of game

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons face a short practice week before playing host to Indianapolis on Thursday night, and that leaves little time for coach Bobby Petrino to pick a starting quarterback.

November 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | BY GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker

When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose LT Baker for entire season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' line takes a hit with Baker injury

HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.

August 17, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Texans, with Watt and Clowney, await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Texans mix it up in combined practice

HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.

August 13, 2014 | Charles Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Soliai, Jackson bring size to Falcons D-line

The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.

August 12, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie Matthews impresses Smith in debut

Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.

August 09, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan sharp on early TD drive in Falcons' 16-10 win against Dolphins

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.

August 08, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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